We are so honored to have been voted the best B&B in the Northwest for three years in a row and featured on Evening Magazine in May 2012. Deanna was thrilled to represent the Girl Scouts of Western Washington with her award winning Frozen Lemonade Tarts on New Day Northwest in March. Videos of each segment are below.
In October 2012 The Old Hen was featured as the season finale episode on My Family Recipe Rocks with Joey Fatone. The episode has since received rave reviews from the show’s fans.
The episode featuring Morauski will air Oct. 27 as the season finale for “My Home Recipe Rocks”… “It went fantastic,” Martin said of Morauski’s appearance. “She was absolutely incredible. She was one of our top shows of the year. I believe she’s going to have us ending up with a bang here.”
Featured on Tasty Kitchen, NW Best Escapes Winner 2010, 2011, 2012 and Best of 425 Winner 2012
The Old Hen Bed & Breakfast will be featured on Evening Magazine tonight, Thursday May 3rd at 7pm on channel 5. We don’t know when we will be on, so be sure to tune in a little before 7pm in case we are first. Tomorrow we will go back to our regularly scheduled recipes.
It all started with our window washer. We asked him… okay, we begged him to come clean our windows and he rearranged his schedule just for our top-secret shenanigans.
His payment may have involved freshly baked scones. After all, it was an emergency.
We decided we couldn’t be on a show that airs in a few states & parts of Canada without flowers in the yard so I went to the store and got some brilliantly colored and carefully chosen flowers.
The table was perfectly set.
But the kitchen still looked like this when I got the email at 10:30am that our host would be at the B&B not at 1pm but at noon.
So much so that I misplaced this little sippy cup that belongs to our little friend, Taye. I’m sure I’ll find it soon. I hope.
Just a few things to put away. That and, you know, get myself ready. I’m sorry, there will be no before pictures of me.
I interrupt this blog post to present thee with clean floors. Loverly.
We bought new goats just on time for this segment. We had taken a few months off from being goat owners after selling our mixed breeds and went back to these sweet pygmies. They are brothers. Their names are Ringo, George and Paul. Imagine.
Right after everything was ready, our host, Michael King and the camera man, Mike, showed up. Michael tried to catch our duck but she’s too sassy.
The chickens, however, played along well. We’ll see if this trick makes the segment.
After meeting all the hobby farm animals, they walked down to the Snoqualmie River.
It was time to finish up the pastries and such for the camera. Approximately half of this powdered sugar ended up on me and the floor. Or, the floor and I. Or, I was floored.
After he handed the mic over to me, Michael let the camera man Mike take over and I don’t remember anything I said after that. I may have muttered something about how everything tastes better with streusel. That, and I may have made a slightly inappropriate joke when the host asked me how to use the rain shower. But only slightly. Oh gosh, I hope it was only slightly.
After the host jumped on this bed, I realized that I had forgotten to straighten it up again before the next guests came. I’m hoping they happen to read this and consider it a wonderful memory. So, if you see something about a tousled bed on Trip Advisor, just know that this is the story behind the tousling.
This is Everett. I served Everett his plate four times before he got to eat. This part turned out nicely. It was in a sneak peek of our segment last night and I don’t mean to brag, my service after the fourth time was excellent. Practice makes perfect.
Breakfast was served at 2:00 in the afternoon to our fake guests. Well, they were real but, you know, fake. All of them have stayed with us before. They were real at that time. Oh dear. I’m not sure if they’re ever going to come back again.
I may or may not have fallen on this couch when the filming was done.
And one last confession…
I may or may not have found these in the back of my car the next morning. Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
We send huge thank you to our host Michael, camera guy Mike and real guests Everett, Rhonda and Tyler. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We can’t wait to see you at the B&B again soon and appreciate you taking the time to vote. We know it is a lot for you to stop everything going on in your lives to vote and we cannot begin to thank you enough!
So I made some danishes… two trays just in case one of them burned from my happy, scattered, nervous brain waves.
Like a good girl scout, I was prepared with all of the fillings.
Even more than a crowd of 12 people could eat, I’m sure.
I lined up my serving wares.
Food safety (and a picture) first!
… all as Mike waited for his million dollar shot which I believe involved the magical rolling of the spiral omelet.
Tyler graciously waited for his 2pm breakfast in the midst of all the camera hoopla by killing time on his phone and chatting.
Rhonda and Everett enjoyed the Cake Wrecks books. Who doesn’t?
Streusel makes everything prettier. And tastier.
The suites are ready for their camera time. Or so I thought.
Mom pulled the danish out of the oven while I showed the camera guy and host around.
Finally. Breakfast… er lunch… um, almost dinner for Michael King and our other guests.
Or breakfast. I’m so happily confused.
The truth is, however, that no matter how well lined up things are, there is always room for some improvement. This I shall share on Thursday afternoon before our segment airs so that you have the behind the scenes scoop – hopefully that which does not show on air at 7pm on channel 5 on Thursday, May 3rd. Did I mention it’s this Thursday?
Michael, I look forward to hearing what you think of the fresh duck eggs and, Mike, I hope you made it to your next camera shoot on time. Thanks, guys for a fun day!
Hadn’t ever noticed it and now we’re gonna be in the Jul/Aug issue. How cool is that?
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Deanna’s love for baking and cooking began as she sat upon a baker’s stool as a little girl. Her love for people grew in the midst of church potlucks. She expresses her loves today creatively through speaking, writing for her foodie blog as well as hosting guests, including celebrities, at her award-winning B&B in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington.